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2002 Kia Sportage Starter Motor: Service and Repair Removal and Installation

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Download Removal 1. Disconnect negative battery cable. 2. Remove the upper two bolts from the intake manifold bracket. 3. Raise vehicle and support. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Remove the two bolts on the clutch release cylinder and push aside (M/T). Remove the lower two intake manifold bracket bolts. Remove intake manifold bracket. Remove the two upper starter bolts. Remove the lower starter bolt. 9. 10. 11. 12. Pull the starter from the clutch (M/T) / torque converter (A/T) housing and prop in place. Lower the vehicle. From above, disconnect the S-terminal connector. Remove nut and lock washer on B-terminal. 13. 14. 15. 16. Disconnect B-terminal. Raise and support vehicle. Push transmission wire harness aside. Remove starter. Installation 1. Place starter in engine well. 2. Lower vehicle. 3. Connect B-terminal wire. 4. Install washer and nut on B-terminal and tighten. 5. Connect S-terminal. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Lower intake manifold bracket into position and insert the two upper bolts. Raise and support vehicle. Place starter in position. Insert the two upper starter bolts. Insert lower starter bolt. NOTE:: The starter may require adjustment after installation. If required, rotate the starter slightly to provide proper clearance. 11. Tighten the three starter bolts. Tighten the bolts to 27 – 40 lb-ft (37 – 54 N.m). 12. Insert lower bracket bolts and tighten. Tighten the bolts to 27 – 40 lb-ft (37 – 54 N.m).